Balls of truth – a journey of trotting through life by discovering oneself

I have never understood as a young man the necessity of being naked, not in the literal term, but emotionally towards other people. While struggling to get out of the closet, I painted a perfect picture of a perfect son who is living the perfect life. But soon enough, all the stuff you swipe under the rug will start piling up, and later it will consume you. 

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The Blaze or ‘How to tell a human story’

There is one thing I remember being invested into from an early age and that is a good story. This idea followed me throughout the years to the point that it has become a major criterion in my selection of books, movies, music videos, podcasts, projects, and so on.

Having a good story is hard because there are many traps in trying to build a relatable moment, but also keeping it original. You can fail this objective really fast by not being relatable enough or, even worse, you can end up offending a group of people.

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Plan with me – February 2019 – ‘Adventure Time’ theme [Bullet Journal]

I’ll be the first one to admit that I am a very disorganized person when it comes to my surroundings. It doesn’t matter if it’s an object or an idea, somehow it will get lost throughout the day unless I get to write it down. Taking all of this into consideration, when I discovered the bullet-journal method, I was pretty excited to try it.

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Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury [Book Review]

I was never a big fan of dystopian literature and I was never recommended such a novel throughout my childhood. But one day in college, this situation was about to change, when my literature teacher came into the classroom and started talking about Brave New World by Huxley. A new door was opened for me that day and I started diving more and more into the dystopian genre.

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A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman [Book Review]

Popular books always intrigued me when they were recommended to me. I would always look suspicious when somebody praised a book that was storming the libraries worldwide, because of the “general public” stigma. But after a couple of books that made me cry, laugh, throw things, and then start all over again, I swore that I will never, ever judge a book by its popularity. When A Man Called Ove was recommended to me, I am glad I did not judge it by how popular it was getting in my country. And it was one of the best decisions ever.

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[Productivity] How to be SMART about your goals and resolutions

Here it comes, the month in which everybody suddenly becomes another version of a “new me”, when faced with the new year. But, according to Forbes, only 8% of people achieve their NY resolutions. So where do we go wrong? Well, if I learned something after my college years, is that I need to set my goals in a S.M.A.R.T. way (foreshadowing).

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[Food] How to have breakfast without waking up early

Let’s address the elephant in the room right at the beginning of the article: I am not a morning person. No matter how early I go to bed or how many mornings in a row I get up at a certain hour, I cannot develop the habit of seeing the sun rising.

I am totally joking, seeing the sunrise is not the reason for which I want to get up early in the morning. The most important reason for which I want to become a morning person is breakfast.

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[Book Review] Paper Towns – John Green

“At some point, you gotta stop looking up at the sky, or one of these days you’ll look back down and see that you floated away, too.”

Continuing my journey into John Green’s world, I decided to visit an old friend of mine. Paper Towns was one of the first books I have read from John that was like an introduction into his YA world of teenagers being not-so teenager-y. After reading Turtles all the way down and Will Grayson, Will Grayson, I decided to give Paper Town a second shot and re-read it, since I have forgotten most the action.

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[Book Review] Memories of My Melancholy Whores – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“I have never gone to bed with a woman I didn’t pay…”

I was always one of the people that knew who Gabriel Garcia Marquez was, what he wrote, what he did, but never read anything from him. So, one day, while going through my favourite bookshop, I came across this little piece.

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[Book Review] Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green, David Levithan

We grow up. Planets like Tiny get new moons. Moons like me get new planets.

This is not the first book I’ve read from John Green, but it surely is the first book I grew to love more and more while flipping through the pages. I have basically fallen in love with almost all the characters in this book, regardless of their gender or sex. Everybody in this is book is just… beautiful!

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